Eiji Aonuma Talks about the Upcoming Zelda Wii U

TimothyJanuary 23rd, 2013 by Timothy

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed during this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation that Zelda Wii U is currently under development with the series’ producer Eiji Aonuma also giving a glimpse into the art style of this highly anticipated game for Nintendo’s brand new console. Very few actual details were given, but Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma did gave us a few tidbits!

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Aonuma also stated that Nintendo is changing the way it looks at past titles by “rethinking the conventions of Zelda.” This includes the single player aspect of the series plus the familiar structure of needing to complete dungeons in a certain orderly way. The team working on this new Zelda title for Wii U are “returning to basics” to create a stunning game which should come as a delight to all Zelda fans out there! Although no kind of release window was mentioned, Iwata did emphasize that Zelda fans would need to wait a little longer for this exciting new title to hit shelves.

Mr. Aonuma pointed out that while he could not reveal any images from the game itself, it was through experimenting with HD versions of various Zelda graphic styles that gave birth to both the Twilight Princess one featured in the Wii U experience at E3 last year as well as the newly announced Wind Waker HD for Wii U. As far as Zelda Wii U is concerned, we’ll just have to wait to see what Nintendo has in store for us.

Below are pictures from the Nintendo Direct presentation.

What do you think of the direction Nintendo is hinting at for its next big Zelda adventure coming soon for Wii U? Are you happy with the art direction? Do you think the Zelda series should isolate its one player mentality? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  • Harlequin

    I think the single player should be the main focus but I don’t see why they can’t add some multiplayer stuff on the side…. I don’t think it should be part of the main game though. What I love about Zelda is how charming yet amazing it is, Hyrule is a pretty charming and memorable place with some charming and memorable characters but the adventure is pretty breathe taking and some of the scenery and atmosphere is beautiful. In all honesty I wasn’t too big a fan of Twilight princess cuz it lost some of that charm.